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Re: How do you grow brocolli?

On Sat, 2006-04-29 at 03:48 -0700, Matt Johnson wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Mike McCarty <Mike.McCarty@sbcglobal.net>
> To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> Sent: Friday, 28 April, 2006 9:39:58 PM
> >"Read my lips" is a metaphor, I do believe.
> >The literal meaning is "pay close attention to what I say",
> >so it is certainly a figure of speech.
> I disagree. To ask someone to read your lips is literally giving
> an instruction. "Read" as in "read".

GP is correct.  On this side of the pond, at least.  Instead of
metaphor, though, I'd use the term "expression".

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA

"Peace, in international affairs, is a period of cheating between
two periods of fighting."
Ambrose Bierce

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